Dr John Oliver is an Associate Professor of Media Management and an experienced academic who has published in international media and business journals. His research has made a demonstrable impact on UK Communications policy and regulation decisions relating to Sky Plc and influenced the public policy debate on future internet regulation. His ideas and findings have also created financial benefits for several world class management consultancies which had resulted in direct economic impacts in terms of new jobs and multi-million pound investments made by FTSE 100 firms.The reach and significance of his research has also extended outside the UK with a number of Middle East Government agencies changing their strategy practices, operational structures and capacity building capabilities in strategic communications.

He is a Parliamentary Academic Fellow (Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology) and former Visiting Fellow at the Reuter's Institute for the Study of Journalism (University of Oxford) and a former Deputy President of the European Media Management Association. He has also delivered numerous key note lectures to academic and business audiences.

Dr Oliver has led Bournemouth University's Creative & Digital Economy Research Theme, the Advances in Media Management Research Group and the Professional Doctorate in the Creative Industries. Dr Oliver has also held senior leadership roles as: Deputy Dean (Business School), Head of Research; Head of International Development (Faculty of Media & Communications); Professoriate representative to the Academic Standards Committee.

As an executive trainer at the European TV & Media Academy (Strasbourg) he delivered programmes in Media Strategy to directors, managers and producers from across the European audiovisual sectors. In the UK, he has delivered executive education to clients like the BBC, ITV, Virgin Media, Sky, UKTV, Channel 4, FremantleMedia and Bell Pottinger.


Media Management with a specific emphasis on media business transformation and adaptation (dynamic capabilities)



Outreach & engagement

Media coverage